Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Too much zucchini? Here's an idea.

Each year I vow that no zucchini will be left behind.  Well, two giants have been found - obviously totally missed by both Nate and me.

Italian Zucchini Strips

What do I do with a monster zucchini? Enough with the zucchini bread!! Try peeling and then cutting thin strips with your potato peeler to make this simple (and delicious) recipe.

4 oz. thin strips of zucchini (about a cup)
2 T. finely sliced onion
1 T. olive oil or bacon grease
¼ tsp. Italian seasonings
Salt & pepper to taste
A little butter to finish

Heat a cast iron skillet and add olive oil or bacon grease. Drop the zucchini strips and onions into a hot oil, add Italian seasonings and salt & pepper to taste and stir fry until just beginning to brown. Spoon onto a plate and top with a nob of butter. And that's enough for me as I like mine very simple.

They are almost like big wide fettuccine, and people watching their carbohydrates could make a mean plate of “pasta” with these zucchini strips topped with Sauce Bolognese and some grated Parmesan cheese. Yum!!

4 oz. of zucchini strips =
3 grams carbohydrates (net)
1 gram fiber
18 calories

In the iron skillet

Ready to eat.

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